Factors determining the choice of energy source for power packs of mining and transport machinery of open pits in Yakutia

P.I. Tarasov, M.L. Khazin, V.V. Furzikov

The article describes the main factors characterizing the advantages and shortcomings of different kinds of fuel and energy sources, provides estimates of the prospects of every fuel use with power packs of openpit mining and transport machinery. The authors propose the ways of intensive transfer to the application of natural gas motor fuels and discuss the important tasks for the successful and prompt solution of this problem. They also propose the agenda of the round-table discussion of this problem. The importance of the concentration of scientific and production efforts of the sectors concerned is emphasized.

№3 (133) 2017

Key words: open-pit machinery, energy sources, natural gas motor fuels, diesel power packs, petrol power packs, electrical power, liquefied hydrocarbon gas, compressed natural gas, fuel elements, hydrogen fuel.

Mining Industry Journal №3 (133) 2017, p.56